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Patella Dislocation at Oadby Wyggs Leave a comment Read more »

Patella Dislocation at Oadby Wyggs

One bright and sunny Saturday afternoon last month found me at Oval Park just outside Leicester. This is the home of Oadby Wyggestonian RFC with a lovely, well-appointed clubhouse and a comforting, welcoming atmosphere. The ground itself is one of the best grassroots pitches I…


2013 Matt Hampson Foundation Calendar Leave a comment Read more »

2013 Matt Hampson Foundation Calendar

With Christmas in mind, I would like to share with you the image that appears whenever I open my Inbox. I never realised how much I appreciate Fine Art, but having seen quite a number (Louis Deacon, Tom Croft, George Ford, Martin Castrogiovanni, Anthony Allen,…


The Anatomy of an Athlete Exhibition Leave a comment Read more »

The Anatomy of an Athlete Exhibition

I have always been interested in sport injuries. Even as a coach, I was more interested in how the body was moving – or more to the point, what was occurring when the body was not moving correctly – rather than game play. This led…


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AC Joint Shoulder Injuries

What is the AC Joint? The Acromioclavicular (“AC”) Joint is where the furthest end of the collar bone (clavicle) meets the upper, far end of the shoulder blade at the bony process (acromion). You can find a picture on the right. As you can see,…


Hamstring Strain Leave a comment Read more »

Hamstring Strain

What are Hamstrings? Back in the 1700s, butchers in England would hang pig carcasses in their shop windows by the long tendons at the back of their ‘knees’, which developed into the name for the human body part called “hamstrings”. However, the three muscles running…


Concussion: "Minor Traumatic Brain Injury" Leave a comment Read more »

Concussion: “Minor Traumatic Brain Injury”

The interactive infographic Ellaine posted on concussion last month reminded me of an interview that was given by Ben Utecht who once played for the Indianapolis Colts and was later the Cincinnati Bengals’ tight end. During his playing career he suffered five known incidents of…


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